Banky W will be returning to the big screens after the success of the Wedding Party. The award-winning singer will return in the Inkblot and Anakle films produced movie, ‘Up North.’

Directed by Tope Oshin, Up North features Adesua Etomi Wellington, Kanayo O Kanayo, Michelle Dede, Hilda Dokubo, Rekiya Attah, Tboss, Rahama Sadau, Funky Mallam, Bala Adamu and Nafeesa Butu.

Shot in Bauchi, the Northern region of Nigeria and other locations in Lagos, the movie stars Banky W as the lead character.


“Up North” explores love, friendship and family politics, all of which collide, creating memories to last a lifetime. It tells the story of a young rebellious heir whose NYSC year doesn’t go quite as planned.

Principal photography for “Up North” kicked off on May 22, 2018. There’s no release date yet for “Up North.”

How Governor of Bauchi made acting debut in Up North

The Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has made his acting debut in the upcoming Nollywood film, “Up North.”

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar is the present governor of Bauchi State,

In a series of tweets, Editi Effiongwho wrote the original story of the film, shared how and why the governor decided to support the film which was shot in Bauchi.

According to Effiong, the Governor offered them Yankari, gave them his own convoy for a scene,  got them permission to shoot at the emir’s palace, and also played a role in the film.

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